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Help us break a world record at the Swansea Half Marathon

We're looking for runners with Type 1 diabetes to join our world record attempt at this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

We want to break the world record for the number of people with Type 1 diabetes to run a half marathon.

Join our Type 1 team

We set the record at last year’s Swansea Half, with a team of 29 Type 1 runners. We want to bring an even bigger and better team to this year’s race on Sunday 24 June.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a jogger or even a walker, if you have Type 1 we want you to join our team.

Help us create a community

It’s not just about breaking a record: we hope to inspire others and create a community of people who understand the challenges of life with Type 1 diabetes, and can support each other.

We’re working closely with Paul Coker, who ran 40 half marathons last year to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes and mark 40 years of living with the condition.

Paul, 45, from Ferndale, will be taking part again in this year’s race. Paul said, “This event will bring people together to form a Type 1 community. By taking part, they will prove to themselves and to others that having the condition should not hold you back and that life with Type 1 diabetes is what you make it. If we are able to break the world record then that will be the icing on the cake!”

How do I get involved?

If you have Type 1 diabetes and you want to be part of our team then get in touch.

Contact 02920 668276 or wales@diabetes.org.uk before Friday 4 May to book your place.

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